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VIDEO: Faithful Shepherd Students Pack 65,000 Meals for a Good Cause

The meals packed by Faithful Shepherd students will be distributed by Feed My Starving Children.

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Faithful Shepherd Catholic School's motto is: "Take care of yourself, take care of this place, and take care of others."

Hundreds of students fulfilled the third portion of that motto on Tuesday morning as they crammed into the school's gym to pack 65,000 meals for hungry families in developing nations. The meals will be distributed by Feed My Starving Children, a Christian nonprofit that provides food assistance to starving children in 70 countries, including Haiti, Zambia, Kenya and the Phillipines.

The school raised the funds for the meals through Septemberfest, its annual weekend-long fall celebration, according to a press release issued by the school.

"There's no better way for the kids to appreciate the fruits than to provide the labor," Faithful Shepherd Principal Therese Shimshock said.

Robin Hicks January 30, 2013 at 02:34 PM
Awesome kids. This is the kind of story we should be reading about our schools! On one end of the spectrum there's a story about a student bringing a knife to school and on the other end, these kids working together to combat hunger. Congrats, Faithful Shepherd!

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